Weekend Watch – 08/03/18

Welcome to the Weekend Watch. Where we try to point you towards the best ways to spend your viewing time (or, at least, steer you clear of the garbage).

Movies

Wide Release

The Spy Who Dumped Me

Loren: Look I love Kate McKinnon and less than indifferent to Mila Kunis but this looks pretty mediocre at best. I guess we’ve finally gotten to the doldrums of summer. It was fun while it lasted.

RDT: I love Mila and enjoy Kate, but if I’m going to the movies this weekend, it’ll be to catch up on something I’ve missed (likely Incredibles 2 or Three Identical Strangers).

Rick: I laughed far more than I thought I would during that trailer. Also, like Jen says below, Gillian Anderson.

Jen: Droughtlander (the lack of new Outlander episodes on television) will get me to the theater to see Sam Heughan in all his glory. I imagine I will drink before watching. Also, Gillian Anderson.


Christopher Robin

Loren: First and foremost the 100 Acre Wood group are terrifying in live action. That being said this looks so saccharine you’d have to be a monster not to feel something about it. I do have a feeling that’s all by design though so it makes me have confused feels. I don’t think I like that.

RDT: I feel like I’ve seen this movie a million times before. But I kinda still wanna see it. Eventually.

Rick: I have no doubt this is heartwarming, but I’m a little weirded out by how the characters look in “reality”. I’m most disturbed by Tigger. Why does he look like a child’s toy that was left out in the sun for about a decade? Shouldn’t he be as colorful as the rest of them?

Jen: This could be a lot of fun with my daughter who loves some Winnie the Pooh. Side note she used to call him “Poo-a the bear” and I kinda miss that.


The Darkest Minds

Loren: I can hear the pitch meeting now. “It’s X-Men meets The Maze Runner meets…” “You can stop right there, this is perfect, we own those franchises so no one will sue us.” (Reads RDT’s entry, reads Rick’s, Hey I liked Push too! Are we the only 3 that saw it?)

RDT: (go read Rick’s) I remember Push! That movie was fun! This? Not so much (I’m assuming).

Rick: Isn’t this just a more emo version of Push (2009)? I am the only one who remembers that movie?

Jen: So this is not an X-Men light teen drama on Freeform? Hmmm. Continue reading

Episode #130 – High Society

The guys went to a Horror Movie night at Rick’s this week and RDT watched the whole thing. It was impressive. Even more impressive was that he was still able to talk to Loren about the week’s pop-culture news! They talked stories like:

  • Ryan Reynolds developing Stoned Alone
  • Charlie’s Angels reboot details
  • Dune remake to be split into 2 movies
  • Fox & Disney shareholders have approved the acquisition
  • MoviePass (temporarily) ran out of money
  • Seann Williamm Scotttt will not be playing Marvin Riggs in LW season 3
  • Mercy Graves coming to Supergirl
  • Deadwood film greenlit
  • Better Call Saul season 5 picked up before season 4 debuts
  • Buffy reboot will follow a new slayer, so it’s not a reboot at all
  • Anthony Mackie is your new Takeshi Kovacs for Altered Carbon season 2
  • Mowgli goes to Netflix
  • Apple adapting Time Bandits
  • Star Wars: Episode IX cast announced
  • Dark Phoenix and New Mutants NOT cancelled
  • Venom will set up potential sequels

All that, the usual tangents, and of course the Weekly Watched!

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Weekend Watch – 07/27/18

Welcome to the Weekend Watch. Where we try to point you towards the best ways to spend your viewing time (or, at least, steer you clear of the garbage).

Movies

Wide Release

Mission: Impossible – Fallout

Loren: I’m sorry that looks awesome. The Mission: Impossible movies are by and large pretty good. 1 still holds up, 2 and 3 are not great, but the new trilogy has so far been a lot of fun. Early word on this is it’s excellent. I’m very excited.

RDT: I like 3! Only 2 is complete garbage to me. And I think this looks awesome.

The Lady™: MUSTACHE!!!! (Also, even though it’s completely outside my wheelhouse, I’m still suuuuuuper excited for it.)

Rick: *me heading to the theater to see this* 


Teen Titans Go! To The Movies

Loren: Damnit. I don’t really like Teen Titans Go’s humor but I laughed at some of the stuff from that trailer. I’m not going to see this in the theater but I’ll watch it eventually. Plus anything to wash that Titans trailer from my mind.

RDT: I’ve never seen, or had any interest in, the show. Which is a little off for me, given the DC nerd that I am. Oh well….

The Lady™: I worked at a restaurant where for some god forsaken reason all the TVs were permanently on Cartoon Network. I’ve now seen almost every episode of Teen Titans Go! on mute. Maybe I’ll watch this on mute if I’m ever feeling nostalgic for the “weird old days.”

Rick: There are not a lot of animated shows I actively dislike, but this one is at the top of the list. WB took a high quality, well written Teen Titans series and dumped it in favor of this obnoxious garbage. The hardest of passes.


The Row

Loren: Don’t worry everybody, Randy Couture is on the case. Yikes. Even for this slasher sub genre, this looks bad.

RDT: I’m all set, thanks!

The Lady™: 

Rick: Looks like most every killer on college campus slasher movie where the final girl needs to find out the school’s buried secret. I’d be fine with that if it didn’t look like a barely ready for cable thriller.


Limited Release

The Captain

Loren: An interesting story to tell but I will have a hard time with the whole Nazi thing.

RDT: No thank you.

The Lady™: WWII was a horror movie, so putting a psychologically damaging horror story in the middle of it doesn’t seem that far of a reach for me. I’m pretty tempted to traumatize myself attempting to watch this.

Rick: That looks kind of interesting. I’ll keep it on my radar. Continue reading

Weekend Watch – 07/20/18

Welcome to the Weekend Watch. Where we try to point you towards the best ways to spend your viewing time (or, at least, steer you clear of the garbage).

Movies

Wide Release

The Equalizer 2

Loren: More of the same from the first. Having just seen the original the character is fresh in my mind, but I still don’t see myself rushing out to see this.

RDT: I enjoyed the original (if you can call a remake of a tv show “original”) a lot more than I thought I would. But, I’m so behind on movies, if I make it to the theater this weekend, it likely will not be to see this.

The Lady™: This looks pretty bad ass. However, I didn’t even know there was a first one. So the chances of me seeing the second are about 0.00002%.

Jen: The original TV “Equalizer” was Edward Woodward. I so enjoy saying that name ‘Edward Woodward’ it just rolls off the tongue. No offense to Denzel Washington. In regards to the movie, I never saw the first one and I don’t feel remiss.


Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again

Loren: The big question is; is the threequel called Mamma Mia: My My, How Can I Resist You? Or Mamma Mia: Does It Show Again?

RDT: I saw the first one once, in a free screening, 10 years ago. Apparently, there was a reel missing (back in the days before digital projection). I didn’t notice. So, yeah…..

The Lady™: I’m neither old enough nor young enough to have any interest in this movie.

Jen: They are reusing a lot of the same songs from the first one, which is fine, I guess. I just think maybe they could have done the sequel set to some other band’s greatest hits catalog instead. Why not an Ace of Base musical? I’d watch Cher sing “The Sign” any day of the week.


Unfriended: Dark Web

Loren: This looks cheap but also ok. I guess you can do that sometimes. I’m definitely not seeing this in the theater, probably ever if I’m being honest.

RDT: Horror + “didn’t see the first one” = No RDT.

The Lady™: It’s really difficult to get into a horror movie when you don’t care if the people die. This is why you don’t touch other people’s stuff!

Jen: I’m sure a lot of teens will see this and it will make its money back. Good for them, because I’m out. Continue reading

Episode #128 – You Were Up With The Kids Last Night!

The guys are here once again to fill you in on all the Pop-Culture news from the last week. They’re talking stories like:

  • RoboCop returns kills off original sequels
  • Prophet movie in development
  • M:I – Fallout is apparently really good
  • Zombieland 2 moving forward
  • Bill & Ted 3 back up in the air
  • Duncan Jones making Rogue Trooper movie?
  • Y: The Last Man casting
  • Pose renewed at FX
  • Joss Whedon is coming back to TV HBO!
  • Christina Applegate is coming to Netflix
  • Elasti-Woman cast in Titans/Doom Patrol
  • West Wing reboot?
  • Queer Eye picked up for season 3
  • First look at Freddy Freeman and Shazam
  • Joaquin Phoenix officially signs on to Joker Origins movie
  • We’re getting a Black Widow movie!!!

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Weekend Watch – 07/13/18

Welcome to the Weekend Watch. Where we try to point you towards the best ways to spend your viewing time (or, at least, steer you clear of the garbage).

Movies

Wide Release

Skyscraper

Loren: Look I’m not out or anything but this just looks silly. However, if I didn’t have a backlog of movies I want to see in the theater, this might be the perfect flick to beat the heat that this horrendous heatwave has brought upon us.

RDT: I desperately want to see this, no joke. But, like Loren, I’m super behind on movies. So, this might have to wait a bit.

Jen: This looks terrible…ly awesome! Ridiculous, but worth some popcorn and A/C time for sure.


Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation

Loren: *Sigh* I know kids are the audience for these things but aren’t they supposed to have jokes for adults too? Also sweet Gru impression there Drac. *Sigh*

RDT: Jen wins.

Jen: This movies wants to suck my blood, but instead it just sucks.


Eighth Grade

Loren: This is the writing and directorial debut for stand up comic Bo Burnham. He came to prominence when he was young on YouTube so the social media aspect of this most likely comes from personal experience. I’ve heard nothing but good things about this movie and it looks equally heartfelt and heart wrenching.

RDT: This just slotted in front of Skyscraper.

Jen: I cringed so hard during this trailer I wonder if I can manage to get through the whole thing. It definitely took me right back to being 12 years old and that actress is fantastic. It’s going on the list. Continue reading

Weekend Watch – 07/06/18

Welcome to the Weekend Watch. Where we try to point you towards the best ways to spend your viewing time (or, at least, steer you clear of the garbage).

Movies

Wide Release

Ant-Man and the Wasp

Loren: 

RDT:  

The Lady™: 

Jen: 


The First Purge

Loren: I’m always interested in these. I never see them but I’m interested. I guess if I’d see them all I’d want to know about how it all began, but maybe it hits a little too close to home for me.

RDT: Haven’t seen the others, so why would I start with the first one? Oh, wait….still, pass.

The Lady™: Is it weird that this one makes me want to go back and see the first one?

Jen: Oooo, topical… but I’ll pass.


Sorry to Bother You

Loren: Yes please. I think I saw this trailer with Deadpool 2. I was in then, I’m in now.

RDT: I have no idea what I just watched. But I’m kinda into it.

The Lady™: That was some seriously weird shit. SOLD!!

Jen: This looks so cool and different and fun and Tessa Thompson is the best, so I’m in. Continue reading

Episode #126 – Nick’s on a Motorcycle! and Other Stories

The guys are here once again to cover all your pop culture news needs for the week that was. They’re talking stories like:

  • Frontrunners for Goose, Jr. in Top Gun 2
  • Jumanji 3 confirmed for December 13, 2019
  • Indy 5 delayed
  • Poster for Glass
  • Jim Carrey to play Dr. Robotnik in live action Sonic The Hedgehog movie
  • Greta Gerwig directing all-star Little Women remake
  • Naomi Scott rumored to be 3rd angel in Charlie’s Angels reboot
  • Champions and Ghosted officially cancelled
  • Showtime picks up HALO series
  • Watchmen casting
  • LA’s Finest picked up by Charter Communications
  • Could Rian Johnson’s SW trilogy kickoff sooner than expected?
  • DC Universe to launch this fall, with a beta available in August
  • Jared Leto to play Morbius the Living Vampire in one of Sony’s dumb spinoff movies
  • Kevin Feige confirms plans for Dr. Strange 2

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Weekend Watch – 06/29/18

Welcome to the Weekend Watch. Where we try to point you towards the best ways to spend your viewing time (or, at least, steer you clear of the garbage).

Movies

Wide Release

Sicario: Day of the Soldado

Loren: I should really see the first one. That’s supposed to be good. This looks fine, but I’m finding it really hard to get past the way Benicio Del Toro shoots his gun. That looks really stupid.

RDT: I thought Sicario was great. So this is really high up on my list (though Loren’s not wrong about the gun thing). That being said, I still haven’t seen Incredibles 2. As such, Day of the Soldado may take a backseat.

The Lady™: Hahahahah, what?! Who shoots like that? Also, I couldn’t care less about cartel movies.

Rick: BDT is “bump firing” his gun. It’s something that’s usually done on semi-auto rifles with a special stock that essentially makes the gun fully automatic (that’s also why those stocks are illegal). Doing this with a handgun is pretty unsafe and lowers your accuracy, but you can spray a lot of bullets quickly. Also, I’m in for this.

Jen: Is this going to break down on gender lines? The Lady and I are in solid agreement on this one. I guess this will be a boys night out event.


Uncle Drew

Loren: This is going to be awful but I’ll admit I laughed at a couple of jokes the first time I saw this trailer. Now though, nothing. Guess you have to be in the right mood. Don’t know when that will be again.

RDT: First of all, I had no idea this was based on a commercial?!?!?! Second, I couldn’t care less about basketball. So, yeah, I’m out.

The Lady™: No offense to Amy Poehler, I absolutely cannot stand Nick Kroll. Pass.

Rick: Nope. Not in the slightest.

Jen: This feels like something I stream after ingesting a large edible, but not something I’d pay for, bring it on streaming and local dispensary!


Leave No Trace

Loren: There are a lot of stories about PTSD out there but I like the way this one is handling it. It looks like an interesting take on it, and really well acted. Who would have thought that the kid who played a shitty version of Angel in X-Men 3 would go on to be such a good actor?

RDT: Loren, “the kid who played a shitty version of Angel in X-Men 3,” aka Ben Foster, has pretty much always been a good actor. Sure, there are a few spotty choices on the resume, but definitely more good than bad. That being said, I liked this trailer a lot. It reminded me a little of (a more dramatic/realistic, less-Jason Bourne version of) Hanna. I may not catch it in the theaters, but I’ll keep it on the old radar.

The Lady™: I’ve had a huge crush on Ben Foster since I was eleven, when he starred in the Disney Channel original series Flash Forward. That being said, I don’t want to see this in theaters. No one needs to see/hear me ugly cry. But as soon as it hits streaming, I’m all over this.

Rick: It’s nice to see Ben Foster playing a more sympathetic role again. Count me in.

Jen: Since everyone else focused on Ben Foster, I’ll point out that the young girl in this looks like an amazing actress in her own right. This looks solid, not something I’m running to the theater for, but it’s on the radar for sure. Continue reading

Weekend Watch – 06/22/18


Welcome to the Weekend Watch. Where we try to point you towards the best ways to spend your viewing time (or, at least, steer you clear of the garbage).

Movies

Wide Release

Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

Loren: How can we go from Jurassic Park to this? I wasn’t a huge fan of the 1st (4th) one and don’t hold out too much hope for this one. And I bet you this leads to those weird Human Dino hybrid soldiers we saw concept art for in the next one.

The Lady™: This movie can’t decide if it’s an action comedy or action horror, which is really disconcerting for the view. (Also… Is Blue a cat? She seems to only listen to commands when it suits her. Clearly a cat!)

Rick: It’s a sad state of affairs when the Carnosaur sequels make more sense than this movie.

Jen: I think Chris Pratt is dreamy. But this looks ridiculous. However, if I were 12 or 13 and it was a hot summer afternoon, I would be there right away – in fact, I think that was how I saw the original “Jurassic Park”. What goes around comes around, I guess.


Limited Release

The King

Loren: At first I was sitting here going we don’t need another documentary on Elvis, but that’s not what this is. This is a doc on race relations in America for the last 50 years. And one that looks like it’s done well. I can get into that.

The Lady™: The downfall of the American Dream told through the birth of Rock and Roll? I don’t even like Elvis, and I could not be more in!!

Rick: See Jen’s response.

Jen: I saw Erroll Morris’s name on there and I don’t need to see more, I’m in.


The Catcher Was A Spy

Loren: I’m a little worried about the fact that with a cast like this, I hadn’t heard anything about this movie until I was putting together this week’s WW Doc. That leaves me with the feeling that this movie is probably terrible. Too bad it actually looks interesting.

The Lady™: I love it when traditionally comedic actors take on hard hitting dramatic roles. This is how you get Jim Carrey in Eternal Sunshine, Bill Murray in Lost in Translation, Robin Williams in Good Will Hunting. I have super high hopes for this one.

Rick: Yep. This reeks of a mediocre movie getting dumped into theaters by its distributor. What a waste of a concept and cast.

Jen: That’s a pretty stacked cast and an interesting story, but Loren and Rick make good points. My thought, why isn’t this being released in the fall? Counter-programming?  Meh, maybe. Continue reading